Richmond Elites and guests gathered at Amici for a truly Yelpworthy Sunday funday in Carytown. The unusually warm, sunny fall weather provided the ideal atmosphere for the venue to open its large front windows, allowing guests to bask in the beautiful fresh air. The perfect backdrop for a perfect party! Stacey S "loved the space and can definitely see" herself "feasting on some Italian food in that front room, watching the crowds stroll down Cary Street. Thanks for introducing us to Amici!" The pleasure is all ours.
Amici pulled out all the stops for Elites during Yelp's Afternoon Delight, with a plentiful array of delectable bites. From prosciutto wrapped asparagus to fried oysters to antipasto misto to the "perfectly executed" mushroom risotto, our palates were pleased. "The spread of bites was really tasty," and for Erica A, "the star was the steamed clams with a hint of heat." Kelly C couldn't get enough of the shrimp with garlic, red pepper, white wine and basil – "amazing, amazing, amazing and so well-seasoned. I ate so much of this that I was in seafood heaven." And of course it's not an Elite Event without bangin' bevvies! Prosecco mimosas and Bloody Beer (a twist on the classic Bloody Mary, topped with IPA) kept our spirits raised and our thirsts quenched!
But the fun didn't stop with the eats and sips! Guests also had caricatures drawn by the incredibly talented Morgan Sawyer. Martha C "loved the caricature artist – a great way to commemorate the day." And totally frame-worthy, at that!
A huge thank you to Carlo and his amazing staff at Amici for showing us such wonderful hospitality! And a big shout out to photographer extraordinaire Sandy Whittington for capturing the fantastic afternoon on camera.
Until next time, SYOY,
Yelp Richmond Community Manager